Monday, October 11, 2010

The Road to Ribbonwork: Week 2 of 4

This is the second of four Monday posts where I'll show pictures of pieces of antique ribbonwork that I have in my collection while preparing for a ribbonwork workshop with Candace Kling in November.


I absolutely adore these berries that have been individually made and applied to the edge of this lace. I have one piece that is attached and another piece that is unattached to any lace, more like a garland...


The colors have faded quite a bit but I the overall effect is pure delight.

I believe the berries were made by stuffing bits of silk satin ribbon, capping them with silk ribbon and sewing them together with silk buttonhole twist...


*sigh

Happy Monday.

16 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

I adore those little fat berries and also that delicate pink lace that was behind them... Was that lace part of the ribbon work???

Gerry K.

Lisa said...

oh! those berries are SO sweet!

Laurie said...

Swoon!

Catherine said...

Love the berries!!

Maureen said...

Both posts in this series you're doing have given me inspiration! Thank you for sharing. I hope you'll bring them to CT in November!

MosaicMagpie said...

Sigh is right. Something so peaceful about looking at this.
Debbie

Elmsley Rose said...

oh, wow!

Createology said...

Such a stitching marvel and treasure you have with these berries. Wonderful and thank you for sharing. Happy creating...

Judy S. said...

Nice! I see you just finished The Help. Did you like it? My DD's friend missed a plane because she was so engrossed in the story....LOL

Jennifer Vance said...

I love that lace! *sigh*

Ingrid Mida said...

The berries are simply breath-taking!!

Carol said...

I have never seen berries like these. Where do you keep your pieces? Do you display in a hutch or curio?

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love the way these dangle!!!!!

Barbara C said...

Lovely! I've never seen anything like this before.

Marty52 said...

So cool... they look so... Victorian some how. Gorgeous and inspiring all at once! Thanks for sharing, m'dear.

Liz Bugh, Gypsy Feather said...

OHMYGOSH!!!!! That piece is absolutely to die for!!!!
YUM!

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